Meet our Community of Therapists
Therapists at CCCA act independently and are not employees, agents, or representatives of Creve Coeur Counseling Associates, LLC.
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I began my journey into the mental health field at the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Afterwards, I completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling degree at Lindenwood University. During that time, I was an intern at CCCA – which led to me to being a private practice clinician there upon graduating.
Dr. Lexx James
I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in all things sexuality related. I specialize in sex therapy and work with couples around issues of connection- in all ways. I work with individuals around issues of depression and healing. I find joy in ensuring others are not alone in their most difficult times and am especially exceptional at helping…
Hi! I am Karolyn. I started my journey towards becoming a counselor because I really enjoyed helping others. I really enjoy working with others that are moving towards becoming the best version of themselves, which can include battling emotional and mental struggles along the way. My focus is on helping you find how to best handle what comes across…
My Mission as a therapist is to help people heal and prosper in all areas of life. I love watching individuals, couples and families regaining hope, get inspired and achieve personal growth. My style is interactive, supportive and caring. I generally work from different approaches that are geared towards the client’s need. If you are experiencing detours…
I work closely with individuals, couples and groups with issues of stress, relationships and life transitions. My focus is providing a safe and calm, non-judgmental atmosphere that fosters relief, rebalance and resilience for my clients. So many factors go into our stress experience, and I often assist clients with identifying new avenues for solutions and referrals…
My theory is to promote positive reinforcement. Choices should be used to provide a model for understanding human emotions, behaviors and thoughts. Understanding choices in decision making will give you the encouragement to move forward.
Life is a journey and a route for a…
Hello! Purposeful Counseling helps adolescent and adult trauma survivors through psychological and theological means. EMDR is used to help lessen trauma symptoms while incorporating Christian values and teachings. Partners counseling is for partners (married, unmarried, LGBTQ, siblings, business partners, etc.) and is open to ALL. If…
LCSW, MBA Co-Owner of CCCA
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and believe that working collaboratively with adults, adolescents, and couples will allow them to access their inner resources and achieve lasting change. I utilize an integrated therapeutic approach incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches.
After years of being a stay-at-home mother and caring for my five children, several friends and acquaintances who sought my advice and support when dealing with life’s challenges encouraged me to become a therapist. At the age of 41, I went back to school and earned my master’s degree in counseling. I subsequently earned certificates…
I am Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who believes we all have the wisdom and internal resources to change. I work along side my clients and strive to help them gain insight and awareness into their typical ways of thinking, reacting to feelings, and perceiving their lives and problems. In doing so a new platform…
Just a little about me. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University. My first “grown-up job” was as a Probation Officer in a Drug Court program. I worked there for 13 1/2 years. I learned a lot about the population(adults) we served as well as a lot about myself in that time. I think the biggest thing I…
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in treating a variety of mood and anxiety disorders, issues related to life transitions, as well as trauma related issues including, PTSD, abuse, and domestic violence. Little is more important to the therapeutic experience than…
I believe that everyone is unique. No one approach fits every situation. You may be looking for help to relieve a particular distress or you may be looking to get to know your own inner world better. I can work with you to choose a way to go forward on your path. We can work together to get through a crisis or life event. We can work together to learn…
That first decision to make a change can sometimes propel you into a place of uncertainty. However, I see myself as a catalyst for positive change who can assist you along your journey. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have worked in the mental health field in various capacities over the past 15 years, serving as a hospital social worker…
Dr. Hoevet is a licensed clinical psychologist with many years of experience in clinical practice. He has expertise with many patient populations and psychological problems. He specializes in complex psychological problems, particularly personality disorders, psychological trauma and major mental illnesses. His approach to therapy…
I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment where my clients can explore their issues and challenges they face. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better. Amy’s educational background details MA in Marriage and Family Therapy with specialization…
Life can be difficult, and there is no shame in seeking help. Whether you suffer from anxiety, relationship issues, depression, insecurities, or other life struggles- I will be here for it. I will provide a comforting, non-judgmental environment. Counseling should make you feel welcomed, supported, and safe. I look forward to helping you along your life journey.
Embracing healing and wellness is key to maximizing your potential. Serving as a therapist and educator, I help clients understand the underlying factor(s) contributing to unresolved issues within their personal & professional lives. My goal is to provide a wholistic approach to treatment by assessing the individual’s environment as well as…
I am an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator and Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with individuals of all abilities in areas of sexuality, gender identity, relationship building, intimacy, communication and trauma. I provide comprehensive sexuality education for all ages and abilities. I have experience working with teens…
I have been working in the field for 10 years, and really love watching people grow through the therapeutic process. I am experienced at helping people work through depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues, co-dependency, and a variety of other issues. My training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance…
I believe that all people have the capacity for healing within themselves. My work is in helping people find and harness that ability to work on the issues that bring them into my office. I work with individuals, couples, and families on gaining insight into behavior and working to make desired changes.
I am a firm believer that trauma controls our lives until we gain the tools to confront the trauma. I work with clients to develop strategies according to their individual traumatic experiences in order to live a healthy and manageable life. My therapeutic approach is a mix between psychoanalytic and CBT. I also…
Life can be messy. It’s full of change and transitions that can lead to feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and self-doubt. My passion is helping individuals reach their full potential. With a combination of counseling and coaching techniques, I help clients create strategies to overcome life’s obstacles…
DONALD R MCMURRAY
When working with my clients, my aim is to help them find inner motivation that will assist them in making positive decisions and accomplishing established goals. I tailor my approach to clients’ individuals strengths and needs.
Kara Ressel is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing services to individuals, families, and couples struggling with a variety of challenges and stressors. Kara received her education at Lindenwood University and has been providing services since 2014. Genuine care and support are important in creating an effective therapy environment…
There are many ups and downs in life and at some point we all experience hardship. Sometimes life brings you lower than you think is possible and can make you feel out of control, alone or confused. I would like to be there for you and help you gain the confidence to move forward with hope of a better tomorrow. I enjoy working with people of all ages and…
As a direct service provider Mr. Bass has over twenty-five years of experience that encompasses acute psychiatric complexities; counseling individuals, families, couples, and groups; dual diagnosis disorders, substance use disorders, crisis counseling, critical incidents debriefings; death and dying, and is well versed in..
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I haved worked in the field for 32 years. Seeking help can be a difficult decision. I am client focused and we will begin with where you are. I work primarily with adults using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to teach skills for coping with depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, as well as coping with the many transitions…
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with a Master’s in Social Work from St. Louis University and a Master’s in Pastoral Studies Loyola University, New Orleans. I have worked in MO and Illinois for the past 25 years working with individuals and families working to improve their life and the lives of their children…
Janet Kontz is a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in individual, family, marriage, and parenting issues. She is an Active Parenting course leader and holds a Master of Arts degree in professional counseling. She has worked as a Foster Care Worker, a Substance Abuse Counselor, an Outpatient Adolescent Therapist, and…
Hello! My name is Elizabeth (Liz). I have a master’s degree in Counseling from Lindenwood University (2005) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. I also have a doctoral degree in Education Administration and a master’s degree in Business Management. I have been practicing as a therapist for over a decade. I am dedicated to building on…
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